TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- Graveside services for Bobby Hooper Sr. , (Seq. Sophomore 1966), are 2:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 2013, at Barber Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor John Rozell and Reverend Gil Hooper (Seq.Cls'69) . Pallbearers are Jimmy Robbins, Johnny Hooper, Tony Davis, Bobby Hooper Jr. Mike Boydston, and Jess Crow.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuenral.com.
Bobby Hooper Sr. was born in Tahlequah, OK, on December 20, 1950, to Sam Hooper and Lizzie(Christie) Hooper. He passed away at his home on October 29, 2013, at the age of 62.
Bobby grew up in the Dry Creek Community of Cherokee County. He attended Tenkiller School and 9th & 10th grades at Sequoyah High School before graduating from Tahlequah High School where he played football. Following high school he worked as a roughneck in the oilfields. Later Bobby would move back to Tahlequah and attend Tulsa Technology Center where he completed courses for Appliance Repair Technician.
Bobby worked many jobs ending up with the Cherokee Nation Job Corps in the maintenance department.
He fishing with his son Bobby, attending fishing tournaments and weigh-in’s with Sam, his daughter; watching football, going to auctions and yard sales with his daughter Angela, coaching Crystals’ children, and spending time with Johnny Hooper specially watching him play fast pitch softball and acting like a sideline coach, and he always loved grilling and family get togethers.
In the spring of 2012, Bobby was baptized.
Bobby has been preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Lizzie; brothers, Jessie Lee Hooper and Richard Hooper; granddaughter, Parker Lynn Davis; and grandson Kole Blair.
He is survived by his children, Angela Boydston and husband Mike, Bobby Dean Hooper Jr and wife Amanda, Samantha Davis and husband Tony, and Crystal Hooper and companion Jess Crow; sister, Narcie Holcomb; Brother, Leo Hooper; twelve grandchildren, Candace Boydston, Dakotah Boydston Tyler James Hooper, Grace Ann Hooper, Laney Brooke Taylor, Abigayle JoDon Hooper, Katelyn Blair, Taylor Davis, Fisher Davis, Payton Crow, Bianca Crow and Jaxon Crow; two great grandchildren, Madelynn Parker Lamb and Gage Samuel Johnson; and many other extended family members, friends and loved ones.